Re: [R] (no subject)

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 07:18:11 -0400

On 10/03/2008 6:50 AM, Alfons Sutter wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to read a text file in R! I have a warning message:
> In read.table(file = "data1.txt", header = T) : uncompleted last line of readTableHeader in 'data1.txt'

R is warning you that the file may be incomplete. In Unix, text files are supposed to always end with a newline. Windows programs often omit it on the last line. So on Unix, R is probably right to warn you, but it could well be a false positive if you're on Windows.

> Could you please tell me why? and how can I deal with missing value when I read this file?

How you deal with missing values really depends on what you want to do with the data. There's no general answer.

Duncan Murdoch mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Mon 10 Mar 2008 - 11:21:02 GMT

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